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Women’s body seeks clarification on Governor’s statement

A Correspondent
Haflong, April 13: The Dimasa Women Society (DWS), a popular women’s organization of Dima Hasao, has earnestly requested the Assam Governor to withdraw the word or clarify the same which he stated, which has puzzled everyone, stated Ringmila Hojai, president of Dimasa Women Society, at a press meet held at Haflong on Friday. The press meet was attended by Beli Thaosen, Ringsmaidi Johori and Binata Kemprai. Hoja said that the DWS members and members of other organizations had submitted a joint memorandum to Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, Governor of Assam, at Circuit House, Haflong during his two-day visit on April 11.
 She said that the suggestion of the Governor had confused the people of the district, that the youth of the district need not study up to college level. They should take up six-months technical course and after completion of the course, all should join in irrigation and agricultural works. On the other hand, DWS urged upon the government and the Governor of Assam to take immediate steps for early establishment of technical institutions like polytechnic institute, civil engineering college and other academic institutions needed in the district in the interest of poor but talent students.
Further, the Haflong Government College and other colleges of the district should be developed with sufficient number of teachers and other required facilities. At the same time, the half-complete polytechnic institute building of Choto Wapu, Civil Engineering College with allotment of land of 200 bighas at Diyungbra area, and other academic institutions which were recently declared by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal during his Maibang visit, should be completed.